Welcome to the Ellesmere Parents’ Page.

In this section, you can view all useful information about Ellesmere Primary School, including our school day, before and after school clubs, lunches, uniform orders, holidays and behaviour at school. The menu on the right-hand-side will give you more detailed information on each of the subjects.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a full list of school policies.

Help us to help your children

Parents are an invaluable help, both in class and on days out, and we welcome your involvement.

It is a great way for parents to learn how we teach our pupils, and to continue this work at home as well as to be part of all the great experiences they are given on off-site visits.

As well as parents, we also welcome extended family, students and sports development officers.

Full details of the school’s volunteer policy are below.

 Volunteer In School Policy

Terms and Holidays 2016/17

Term/HolidayFirst DayLast Day
Autumn Term05 Sept 201616 Dec 2016
> Half Term24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016
> Christmas Holiday19 Dec 201603 Jan 2017
Spring Term03 Jan 201707 Apr 2017
> Half Term20 Feb 201724 Feb 2017
> Easter Holiday10 Apr 201721 Apr 2017
Summer Term24 Apr 201725 Jul 2017
> Half Term29 May 201702 Jun 2017
> Summer Holiday24 Jul 201704 Sept 2017
  • 05 Sept 2016: PD Day
  • 26 Dec 2016: Bank Holiday
  • 27 Dec 2016: Bank Holiday
  • 02 Jan 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 03 Jan 2017: PD Day
  • 14 Apr 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 17 Apr 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 01 May 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 29 May 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 24 Jul 2017: PD Day
  • 25 Jul 2017: PD Day

Term and Holidays 2017/18

Term/HolidayFirst DayLast Day
Autumn Term05 Sept 201721 Dec 2017
> Half Term23 Oct 201727 Oct 2017
> Christmas Holiday22 Dec 201705 Jan 2018
Spring Term08 Jan 201829 Mar 2018
> Half Term19 Feb 201823 Feb 2018
> Easter Holiday30 Mar 201813 Apr 2018
Summer Term16 Apr 201820 Jul 2018
> Half Term28 May 201801 Jun 2018
> Summer Holiday23 Jul 201804 Sept 2018
  • 04 Sept 2017: PD Day
  • 25 Dec 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 26 Dec 2017: Bank Holiday
  • 01 Jan 2018: Bank Holiday
  • 05 Jan 2018: PD Day
  • 02 Feb 2018: PD Day
  • 30 Mar 2018: Bank Holiday
  • 02 Apr 2018: Bank Holiday
  • 07 May 2018: Bank Holiday
  • 28 May 2018: Bank Holiday
  • 23 Jul 2018: PD Day
  • 24 Jul 2018: PD Day

The School Day

School opens at 8.45am and children are expected to be settled in class by 8.55am.
The end of school is at 3.15pm.

Before School Club (starts from)
Doors Open
Lessons Start
KS1 Break - 15mins
KS2 Break - 15mins
KS1 Lunch - 55mins
KS2 Lunch - 55mins
End of day
After School Clubs & Merekats start
After School Clubs end
Merekats After School Club end

School Uniform

Blue school v neck jumper
White Shirt
School Clip on Tie
Grey skirt or pinafore, grey long or short trousers
Grey or white socks or grey tights
Black closed toe school shoes all year round

PE Kit

Royal Blue Shorts
White T-shirt
White Socks
Sport Shoes (Black pumps or sensible trainers)
Tracksuit Bottoms (for outdoor winter sports).
Outdoor Royal Blue School Sweatshirt. (These are the old style school uniform sweatshirts)

After School Club

Ellesmere Merekats Afterschool Club Care

Our after school care is led by experienced Teaching Assistants, offering flexible and reliable out of school hours care for pupils aged 3-11 years during term time.

As well as peace of mind, our care gives you:

  • The reassurance of an OfSTED inspected establishment within our safe and happy environment.
  • Staff who are fully CRB/DBS checked and First Aid trained.
  • A wide range of fun activities to suit all ages and interests including games, arts, crafts and outdoor play.
  • Quality childcare supervised by experienced and friendly staff in a well-resourced learning environment.

We can accommodate up to 26 children in the space and we find that numbers vary considerably during the week. We work on a ratio of one adult to eight children.

After-school Club runs from 3.15 to 6pm. Our after-school club is very popular. It would therefore be appreciated if you can give plenty of notice when booking your child in. However, we do appreciate that there are times when last minute bookings need to be made and we will try to facilitate such bookings where possible.

Download an after school booking form here

Breakfast Club

Children are welcome to attend our breakfast club weekdays from 7.45am. They will be provided with a healthy breakfast consisting of juice, toast and Mrs Powell’s very popular ‘special porridge!’

The cost for breakfast club is £3.50 including breakfast. There is no requirement to book. Please click on the leaflet below for further information.

Delicious and nutritious – find out what our children are eating this term

Children are given the opportunity to eat nutritious, well-balanced meals at school.

View the menu here

Free School Meals (FSM)

All children in EYFS and KS1 are entitled to a free school lunch. KS2 children have to pay for school lunches. You may be eligible for Pupil premium Grant funding because of your family’s income level. Please contact the office (in confidence) to enquire and register your child.

Online application for Free School Meals:


At Ellesmere Primary School we take the well being of your child very seriously. Headteacher Andrew Everett is designated officer for child protection, along with Kelsey Mort and Sue Powell. Should you have any concerns with issues in relation to your child please contact the school.

We have rigorous systems in place to keep your child safe. Scroll down and use the links to find our more about acceptable behaviour at school.

Praise for good behaviour

Actively looking for positive behaviour – being effusive in praising those pupils who are behaving well, rather than focussing on the negative.

Certificates of achievement

A weekly award given by the class teacher, with the contribution of the class, and presented during a special weekly assembly. The children’s names will be recorded in the weekly school newsletter and a star with their name is put on the ‘Shining Stars’ display board. Class teachers may give out additional class awards.

The Merit System

All children in school (in KS1 and KS2) will receive merits for effort and achievement. Merits will be awarded for consistently positive behaviours. Class teachers will ensure that merits are distributed fairly and consistently.

School Leaders

A system of pupil leadership (year 6 children) encourage good behaviour through role modelling.

Lunchtime supervisors’ awards

Weekly awards for positive behaviour can only be given by only the lunchtime supervisors and will result in the a certificate. A lunchtime rewards display chalkboard is placed for all to see on the main playground

Class Dojo

Our web-based reward system used to record merits and provide a visual and interactive resource in class. Class Dojo can be linked to parents’ email accounts so that positive messages can be communicated.

House points

Children’s merits equate to house points. When certificates are received, merits are added to the house point system. Rewards are given to the house with the most points at the end of each half-term.

Internet and digital safety

The internet opens up a whole new world of learning opportunities for children, but it does have dangers that parents need to be aware of.

At Ellesmere Primary School, we have measures in place to ensure our children use digital technology in the most positive and educational way; full details of our internet and digital safety policy are available to view in school.

As parents, it is important to keep track of what your child is doing online to help them learn from it and, most importantly, to keep them safe.

If you have any concerns about your child’s use of digital technology, the guidelines below will help you to put appropriate boundaries in place.

If you believe your child is being exposed to dangers online, speak to a teacher, who will help put you in touc7h with professionals who can help.

Use the link below to find out more:

Internet Safety


Use the links below to find out more information about Ellesmere Primary School policies.

Find out about the wonderful things happening in school by scrolling over the Latest News images below, or scroll down to see our Twitter feed.